The reputation of diesel cars in Britain has suffered in recent times particularly because of the Volkswagen emissions scandal. But the market for diesel cars in the UK has continued to remain steady at 44.1% with 428,000 diesel cars sold in the UK alone in 2017. When Volkswagen cars were found to have built-in cheat devices which showed fake results during an emissions test, the direct consequence was that far more people were skeptical about leasing diesel cars, let alone buying them.
They may have suffered in popularity over the years, but diesel cars are still some of the smoothest, most refined road vehicles. They offer a far smoother ride than an unrivalled performance to petrol cars. So, if you still value the economical, more refined and efficient engine that diesel cars provide, this list offers some of the best diesel cars to choose from.
- Peugeot 3008
The Peugeot 3008 has been named the Car of the Year for 2017 in the best diesel and eco-car category in Britain. We are certain you will find everything you need in this economically run, upmarket and practical vehicle. The 3008 is also quite reasonably price and therefore is one of the best small SUVs to choose from. Of course, if the 3008 is not for you, read on to the next on the list.
- The Land Rover Discovery
The Land Rover Discovery is a vehicle that is known for its reliability and versatility, allowing you to be what you want to be and go where you want to go. Because of its size, it is also the perfect family car, as well as a luxury one. It is well known for its off-road capabilities with a lot less weight to carry around, making it easy to steer and stop as needed. You can buy some awesome custom plates made specifically for the range rover over at Show Plates Direct
- Skoda Kodiaq
There are plenty of SUVs in the market, but the one thing most of them have in common is that they can be a bit expensive. The Skoda Kodiaq is a more reasonably priced option without compromising on all the different features you would expect your average SUV to have. It is the Skoda’s first seven-seat car and therefore perfect for the whole family.
- Volvo XC90
Built like a tank this SUX rivals models like Porsche, Range Rover, and Audi, but has a more distinctive exterior and lush interior features to rival any luxury model. The XC90 is also a great performer on the road and also suitable for families.
- Kia Sportage
The Kia Sportage was named Car of the Year in 2016 by Diesel Car. The Sportage looks very appealing on the outside, but it didn’t win awards for its beauty alone. It also has a lot of decent interior features and technology integrations that make it a joy to drive. It also has some really great features including the option to choose between a two or four-wheel drive, a choice between petrol or diesel, all coming with a seven-year warranty. You can also choose between a six-speed, automatic or seven-speed dual clutch transmission.
- Jaguar F-Pace
If you are looking for a sleek, chic, stylish diesel SUV, the F-Pace is great. It offers a great upmarket alternative without the need to sacrifice style for a family-friendly vehicle. Since its release recently, the F-Pace has shown a tremendous success, chosen by many for its style and as well as functionality.